Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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In recent days, we have received a number of questions about a planned “Rally for Solidarity” scheduled to take place on April 13.  To clarify, this event is not sponsored by the NYDCC.  The leadership of the Council respects the rights of our members to engage in this rally, and we will continue to hear the voices of all of our members as we work to rebuild the New York District Council in to an operation that is free of the rampant corruption that plagued it for too many years.


NEW YORK – Statement by Frank Spencer, Supervisor, New York City District Council of Carpenters, released the below statement on the Rally For Solidarity which took place today.

“The New York District Council and its locals have been living through troubled times in recent years, brought on by corruption of its previous leaders and a downturn in the nation’s economy.

“Over the past year or so, we have begun to make progress in righting a lot of wrongs that have crippled the Council and our members. I fully respect the concerns expressed by our membership.

“The leadership of the District Council has offered a strong proposal to amend its bylaws that expand democracy within the New York City operation and provide for further financial transparency. We are working with the Review Officer and the U.S. Attorney’s office to develop these bylaws and to ensure our membership has the opportunity to provide more input into the operations of their union.

“As we move into collective bargaining talks and contract negotiations, I want to ensure our members that their concerns and opinions are being heard and that pertains to changes going forward in the out of work list as well.”

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